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Franklin D. Roosevelt Office Conversation 3


Published 1940


Franklin D. Roosevelt Office Conversation. A. Philip Randolph, the leader of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (the first African-American labor union) discusses the issue of African-Americans in the military with Roosevelt. Frank Knox, Secretary of the Navy, is also included in the meeting.


Date 1940-00-00 00:00:00
Source Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library
Label / Recorded by White House


Notes

A digital copy of this White House recording has been provided by the Miller Center of Public Affairs. For more information on this and other recordings, visit the Miller Center's Scripps Library.

Reviews

Reviewer: Spuzz - - March 26, 2005
Subject: Pretty Interesting Relic!
A two part conversation (see 4 for the second part) between Roosevelt and A. Phillip Randolph, the leader of a Sleeping Car Conductor Union! Mind you, you can barely hear what each other says (there is a bit of war talk going on) but just the fact that you can hear these 2 and shoot the breeze is surely curious!
Reviewer: Jason Bentley - - January 29, 2005
Subject: Speech
What I find most interesting about recordings like this is the tectonic shift in the way people used to talk, and the way they talk now. I'm not just talking about Bush's drawl either. I mean a general deformalization of speech in all settings and a marked difference in cadence and word usage.
Reviewer: Jason Bentley - - January 29, 2005
Subject: Speech
What I find most interesting about recordings like this is the tectonic shift in the way people used to talk, and the way they talk now. I'm not just talking about Bush's drawl either. I mean a general deformalization of speech in all settings and a marked difference in cadence and word usage.
Reviewer: Mike Lindeen - - September 18, 2004
Subject: Very interesting
From a historical standpoint, a very interesting conversation. Sound quality is good considering it's over 60 years old. Randolph states his case well. Very interesting recording.
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